Chapter Twelve – Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon Exercises


■ How has colonization affected Black people, according to Fanon?

■ Why is, according to Fanon violence necessary to overthrow the colonial oppressor?

■ What link can be established between the black skin/white mask concept, colonization, and violent revolt?

■ Does colonial exploitation, torture, massacres and other repressive methodologies used against

Black and Brown people justify their  violent uprising? If so, why? If not, why not?

■ Authors who agree with Fanon’s analysis state that Blacks who descent from Africans who were brough to the US as slaves are a colonized population, who were never asked to sign the Social Contract. Rather, the contract was on them. Is there a connection between this process of colonization and the destruction of property that we saw this summer at the protests over racialized police brutality?



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